Narigama Beach on Sri Lanka’s southwest coast. Photo: Tim Pile

Visiting Sri Lanka: Galle, Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna – the good, bad and ugly sides to island’s southwest coast

  • New highway offers fast access to the beaches, historic towns and blue whales of Lonely Planet’s ‘best country to visit 2019’
  • While the Easter Sunday bombings are keeping tourists away, the southwest coast is safe – and will be very glad to see you
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Narigama Beach on Sri Lanka’s southwest coast. Photo: Tim Pile
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Tim Pile

Tim Pile

Tim Pile has written more than 300 travel articles for the South China Morning Post. He has been to over 100 countries and has a Master’s degree in Tourism Environment and Development.